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Georgia absolutely makes most sense for former 5-star WR Demetris Robertson
D-Rob Day almost is here.
Have you packed the popcorn? Are your Twitter alerts ready? Prepared to pop champagne, if the former 5-star wide receiver commits to Georgia?
Demetris Robertson, who recently announced his intention to transfer from California, will make his next destination official in a commitment video that’s scheduled to drop Saturday. Summertime can crawl, so it seems like more than a week since a news release was published that revealed Robertson will choose between the Bulldogs, Alabama, Texas, and West Virginia.
Cheers to Robertson for providing a few lasting fireworks after the Fourth of July.
For me, it would be surprising if the native of Savannah, Ga., turned down the Bulldogs a second time. On paper, Georgia absolutely makes the most sense for him. Athens is close to home, and Georgia’s ascent as one of the nation’s top programs on the rise should be appealing.
I understand there are ties to the coaching staff at West Virginia from Robertson’s time at California. I understand there are other options. I understand trying to guess what a talented player with choices will do can be risky business.
But Texas, in particular, seems like a stretch. And the Alabama connection isn’t as strong as Georgia’s appears to be.
Sure, it’s hard to predict a situation like this. Still, for Georgia fans, Robertson’s commitment would represent further proof of the program’s momentum. You can never have too many skilled players between the hedges. Robertson fits that profile after totaling 837 yards receiving with 7 touchdowns in two seasons with the Golden Bears.
We’re almost there, guys. D-Rob Day is close, and Georgia’s chances to score a victory this weekend seem strong.
Georgia commit receives boost in 247Sports rankings
A Georgia commit has moved to the top.
Nolan Smith II, a 5-star defensive end prospect from Savannah who plays at IMG Academy in Florida, is considered the best player in the Class of 2019, per the rankings released from 247Sports on Thursday. DawgNation’s Corey Knapp has all the details here, and the praise for Smith should fire up Bulldogs fans.
“The Georgia commit is polished, dominated elite competition last year as an underclassman, and at 6 feet, 3 inches, 235 pounds, he has no size concerns,” 247Sports’ Barton Simmons wrote. “Smith is the rare prospect that is both safe and has immense upside.”
Between the Robertson and Smith news, this has turned out to be quite the recruiting week, wouldn’t you say? Who says summer is slow?
Georgia’s quarterback room is better than Alabama’s
Would you trade Georgia’s quarterback room for Alabama’s? Of course you wouldn’t.
Alabama made waves this week by releasing a (vertical!) video on Twitter that suggests the Crimson Tide own the “best QB room in the country.” (Insert laugh track here.) DawgNation’s Brandon Adams discussed the topic on the Thursday edition of DawgNation Daily Live, and I found myself agreeing with Adams about the strength of the Bulldogs’ quarterback situation compared to the Crimson Tide’s outlook at the position.
We all know Jalen Hurts’ weaknesses. But there’s more to learn about Tua Tagovailoa, despite a strong showing from him in the National Championship Game in January. Eventually, I see the young player coming back to Earth.
If Tagovailoa becomes Alabama’s starter this fall, as I expect he will, teams will make Tagovailoa look more human as defensive adjustments are made. But Jake Fromm proved he was calm in high-stakes moments last year, and I expect him to grow this fall. Justin Fields, meanwhile, has massive potential whenever it’s time for him to appear behind center.
If I were forced to pick between Hurts, Tagovailoa, Fromm, and Fields to lead my team, Hurts would be my last choice.
Alabama can make whatever Twitter claims it wants. But we know the Crimson Tide don’t own the best quarterback room in their own conference, let alone the country.
Odds and Ends
- Georgia football podcast: UGA LB D’Andre Walker quietly produced an amazing stat last season
- Georgia commit Nolan Smith II is the new No.1 player in the country for 2019
- Georgia’s Nick Chubb glad to finally give back to Cedartown
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